Tony O’Malley

First album review: NME. “Buy it and listen to it very, very loud”

Things go better with KOKOMO!!! KOKOMO “Kokomo” (CBS) THE AVERAGE Whites broke the ice with their second album and Kokomo will be the first of the beneficiaries. To keep you interested, “Kokomo” is the best British debut in several years and I’d say we had another major group on our hands (except that “major group” is

Naughty Rhythms tour at the Rainbow – reviews and ads

There are no encores on the Naughty Rhythms tour. but on Saturday night at the Rainbow each band – Chilli Willi.and.the Red Hot Peppers, Dr. Feelgood and Kokomo could have done one. There was a good feeling in the theatre, and although all three bands showed some inexperience of working to audiences of that size

Naughty Rhythms @ Watford / Birmingham – Melody Maker review

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Apparently featuring guest vocalist Frankie Wilson:-)

Beat Instrumental and International Recording Studio, November 1974

by Tony Jasper KOKOMO is a nine-piece group with about the funkiest sound I’ve heard for a long time which, if they can keep together, should make them one of the big groups of 1975. Brave words and even dangerous words, since they can be quoted back if Kokomo fail to become just that. Eight

Review in NME of 100 Club gig

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Oh well… Not even Kokomo can please everyone all the time.

BBC John Peel Session, broadcast 22 August 1974

Tracklist I’m Sorry Babe Forever It Ain’t Cool To Be Cool Angel Line up Neil Hubbard (Guitar) Alan Spenner (Bass) Tony O’Malley (Keyboards, Vocals) Frank Collins (Vocals) Paddie Mchugh (Vocals) Dyan Birch (Vocals) Jim Mullen (Guitar) Jody Linscott (Conga) John Sussewell (Drums) – this is probably wrong as John didn’t get together with the band